Friday, March 2, 2012

JB12-05+EAD: 'tis the season

you may recall that last week i mentioned we ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ are very excited to be sponsored this time by the wonderful folks at EAD DESIGNS who are offering a lovely prize to one lucky cardmaker linking up a new a holiday card featuring stickers or rub-ons or both! i had a blast the entire month of february as guest designer with the EAD design team, so i couldn't resist making just one more fabulously festive christmas greeting:

(EAD DESIGNS: christmas sentiments 1 rub-ons plus retro christmas and deck the halls stickerz; patterned paper: we r memory keepers, dcwv, basic grey; fabric paper: dcwv; glossy black cardstock: ranger; snowflake brad: doodlebug; ribbon, rhinestones and pearls: michaels; embroidery floss: dmc; ink: colorbox; adhesives: tombow monorunner, 3m foam tape)

i mixed and matched a few different elements to make my own customized embellished wordart; i've used mostly EAD rub-ons, with a few stickerz thrown in for good measure. the "JOY" and "tis the season" came from this sheet, called christmas sentiments 1 rub-ons:

(excuse me, while i pause for just a second to say that these are undoubtedly THE BEST and highest quality rub-ons i have ever used; i wish i could give a sample to everybody who's reading this, because i *KNOW* that once you try them you'll be hooked! not only do they look brighter and darker and more substantial than others, you just will not believe how easily they go on... you don't even need a burnishing tool... you can seriously smooth these on using just your fingers and be completely confident that they will go on smoothly and perfectly every single time! ok, now back to my regularly scheduled post!) 

the phrase "of christmas" is from this set of  deck the halls stickerz:

and the ornament, holly leaves and colorful snowflakes are from these retro christmas stickerz:

i applied everything directly to my patterned paper panel, but then i decided that i'd like the ornament and the holly to have a little more "oomph" so i peeled them back up... (did i mention that stickerz are re-positionable?! seriously, you can change your mind mid-card and i GUARANTEE no one will ever know!!!) ...stuck 'em to a scrap of white index stock and fussy-cut them, before re-attaching on a layer of foam tape. then all i needed was a couple of coordinating mats, a bit of ribbon, and finally, just to add even more texture and interest around the edge of my "word art", i did a little bit of handstitching. et voila!

remember, you don't have to use EAD DESIGNS products to play along at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥, any newly made holiday card with stickers or rub-ons will get you a place in our random draw, which you really, reallllllllllllly should enter, because the prize is your very own shopping spree in the EAD shop! so get creative and link up before next wednesday, march 7th! oh and be sure to check out allllllll of the extra inspiration from the amazing EAD design team who've joined us for this prompt at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥!!!


  1. You know what I love about other people's EAD projects? It's like enabling for me...I don't have those super fantastic rub ons in my stash and I absolutely LOVE them!!! Your card is simply fantastic...I'm such a fan of non-traditional holiday colors!

    Happy Friday my friend.

  2. Use your fingers rub ons and re-positionable stickers?? I'm sold!! Love your card. The colours are fabby!

  3. What a HAPPY, FESTIVE card!! LOVE it!!

  4. OK i am with Amy i don't have those stickerz and now see i MUST get them!!

    LOVE the ornament in the O :)

  5. Oh, super fun! Lauren, you are an EAD genius. Seriously! I love your EAD cards!!!

  6. I didn't think I could love a sticker card more than your last one, but this one is gorgeous. I love the paper, colors...everything. REally really snazy. Love it!


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